Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Seventh Edition by Linda George

By Linda George

The Handbook of getting older and the Social Sciences, 7e, summarizes the examine literature at the social points of getting older. The 7e can have 88% new fabric and authors with 25 chapters: 22 of the chapters can be on thoroughly new subject matters. Separated into 4 sections, the absolutely revised instruction manual will conceal conception and techniques, getting older and social constitution, social elements and social associations, and getting older and society.

  • Contains the entire major components of social technology gerontological learn in a single volume
  • Begins with a piece on concept and methods
  • Edited via one of many fathers of gerontology (Binstock) and individuals signify most sensible students in gerontology
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Second, simple linear models do not account for multilevel heterogeneity in the data and may underestimate standard errors. Third, the APC accounting model cannot include explanatory variables and test substantive hypotheses. A useful alternative is a different family of models that (1) do not assume fixed age, period, and cohort effects that are additive and therefore avoid the identification problem; (2) can statistically characterize contextual effects of historical time and cohort membership; and (3) can accommodate covariates to aid better conceptualization of specific social processes generating observed patterns in the data.

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